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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

BUSINESS BRIEFS
Job fair will feature 100 employers

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

A large crowd of people seeking work is expected tomorrow at the Job Quest fair at the Blaisdell Center.

ADVERTISER LIBRARY PHOTO | Sept. 22, 2009

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More than 100 employers will be accepting applications and answering questions at the Job Quest job fair set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

Recruiters will represent local businesses, Mainland organizations, military branches and government agencies at the state's oldest and largest job fair. The event will give job seekers a chance to make initial contact, apply for positions and set up an interview.

Among the employers attending will be the Census Bureau, which is looking for 10,000 candidates to fill 2,000 to 3,000 part- and full-time jobs.

Job seekers are advised to bring copies of their resumes, dress professionally and research companies they may be interested in. More than 5,800 people attended the Job Quest job fair in September. Pre-registration is available at www.virtualjobquest.com.

ISLE WORKERS' DRUG USE UP, DATA SHOW

The number of Hawai'i workers testing positive for crystal methamphetamine and marijuana use increased in 2009 from 2008, according to statistics released yesterday by Diagnostic Laboratory Services Inc.

Use of crystal methamphetamine rose 33 percent over last year, and marijuana use was up 9 percent, the state's largest locally owned drug testing company reported.

Cocaine use was unchanged, while those testing positive for opiates fell in 2009 from 2008.

DLS said its sample size typically includes between 7,000 to 10,000 drug tests.

CONVENTION CENTER TEAM AT DALLAS EVENT

Representatives of the Hawai'i Convention Center along with industry partners are attending the Professional Convention Management Association's Annual Meeting being held in Dallas through tomorrow.

The team from Hawai'i will host a client luncheon that will showcase Hawai'i as a destination for meetings and also present author and pop sociologist Malcolm Gladwell as a guest speaker.

The PCMA Annual Meeting is the premier event for meetings industry leaders to learn new strategies, discover innovative solutions and share best practices. The Hawai'i Convention Center will be joined by the Hawai'i Visitors and Convention Bureau and The Hawai'i Tourism Authority, as well as some of its valued hotel partners.

Advertiser Staff